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Easthampton goalie Alyssa Fugiel was named an Academic All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America last week.

Easthampton graduate Alyssa Fugiel named Scholar All-American by National Soccer Coaches Association

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Alyssa Fugiel spent one part of her high school career putting up zeroes, while in another part she tried to post the highest possible numbers. Her overwhelming success in both areas was recently recognized at a national level. The 2015 Easthampton High School graduate and former goalkeeper has been selected as a High School Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The award acknowledges achievement on the field and in the classroom. “I’m very honored. I was pretty speechless when I heard from my coach,” Fugiel said. “I’ve had a ton of support over the years from my coaches and my teammates. …

Friday’s summer baseball: Northampton Post 28 shuts out Amherst Post 148

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sam Walker allowed two hits and struck out eight over six shutout innings in earning a 4-0 road win for Northampton Post 28 over Amherst Post 148 Friday night. Ian Ostberg went 3 for 4 and scored a run for Hamp (5-3), while Will O’Connor had two hits and a run. Mikey Thomson (hit) and Joe Afflitto each added a run. Will Budington …

Northampton’s Erin Voss relishes first experience competing against Olympian Missy Franklin

Friday, June 26, 2015

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials are a year away, but Erin Voss got a glimpse of what to expect last weekend at USA Swimming’s Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, California. The Northampton rising senior swam four races against four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin. Voss and Franklin, who recently turned professional, …

Thursday’s summer baseball/softball: Northampton Mantle pulls away late to beat Amherst

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Northampton Mickey Mantle baseball team exploded late in a 6-2 eight-inning win over host Amherst Thursday. Beau Garbarini (triple) picked up three hits and scored twice for Northampton (8-1), which posted four runs in the top of the eighth. Zac Brittain singled, doubled, drove in two runs …

Easthampton Eliminators sack Northampton Rage in Metro softball debut

Thursday, June 25, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The first inning took a while: about half an hour of the 90-minute game. It ended in style when Northampton’s Ally Vanasse spun a double play to stem an unchallenged six-run rally by Easthampton. The Easthampton …

Wednesday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Post 224 shuts down Amherst Post 148

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Brandon Weyant scattered six hits and struck out nine in a complete-game win as the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team edged Amherst Post 148, 3-2, Wednesday evening. Easthampton (3-3) scored all of its runs in the …

Tuesday’s summer baseball: Easthampton Mickey Mantle holds off Amherst

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Matt Hewes struck out four, walked none and scattered six hits over seven innings as the Easthampton Mickey Mantle baseball team beat Amherst, 5-4, Tuesday at Ziomek Field in Amherst. Hewes had a hit and scored a run to help his cause for Easthampton (4-3), which overcame a …

Northampton Post 28 shuts out East Longmeadow in storm-shortened victory

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — It looked like rain. Then it cleared up, kind of. But still the sky rumbled throughout the game as dark clouds eddied over the field, giving the impression that every inning was being squeezed in before …

Monday’s summer baseball: Amherst Post 148 holds off Westfield Post 124

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Amherst Post 148 American Legion baseball team scored seven runs in the bottom of the third and went on to a 10-7 home victory over Westfield Post 124 Monday evening. Zach Kelley singled, doubled, drove in two …

Briefs: 20th annual Greater Hatfield Open; Elks Club, Serio’s win Northampton Little League titles

Monday, June 22, 2015

20th annual Greater Hatfield Open July 26 The 20th annual Greater Hatfield Open will be held July 26 at The Country Club of Greenfield. The shotgun start for the 4-person or 5-person scramble is at 1 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Smith Academy golf team. The entry fee …

Weekend local baseball recaps: Northampton Legion escapes Aldenville comeback

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ian Ostberg moved from second base to the mound in the seventh inning and led the Northampton Post 28 American Legion baseball team to a 6-5 win over Aldenville at Arcanum Field on Saturday. A walk and back-to-back singles cut King & Cushman’s lead to one run. Ostberg …

Frontier’s Kat Miner high jumps for 7th at New Balance Outdoor Nationals

Sunday, June 21, 2015

New England high jump champion Kat Miner of Frontier Regional, capped off her standout junior season with seventh place at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina on Sunday. Miner cleared 5 feet, 73⁄4 inches, while Nicole Green of Jacksonville, Florida, jumped 6-11⁄2 for the national …

Sarah Moomaw: Sortino Field a second home for state champion Hampshire Regional

Saturday, June 20, 2015

AMHERST For the last two weeks, it hasn’t been a secret that the Hampshire Regional softball team enjoys playing at UMass’ Sortino Field. After Saturday’s 2-1 win over Reading for the program’s first state title, the Raiders might …